Electrical systems: Torches

In this topic, children apply their scientific understanding of electrical circuits to create a torch made from easily available materials and objects. They will also design and evaluate their product against set design criteria.

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Lesson 1: Electrical products

Pupils explore the difference between 'electrical' and 'electronic' and revisit how to create a simple circuit

Lesson 2: Evaluating torches

Pupils evaluate a range of different torches and identify the features of a torch: housing, reflector, circuit and switch.

Lesson 3: Torch design

Pupils create a torch design, building on their understanding from and incorporating features they have identified in previous lessons.

Lesson 4: Torch assembly

The children build the circuit and housing for their torches, closely following their designs from the previous lesson.

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